Wordfast with CrossOver Office (Linux)
Thread poster: Daniela Di Candia

Daniela Di Candia
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Oct 29, 2003

As I'm using Linux and I saw on the Wordfast Homepage that Wordfast works with Linux in CxOffice, I'd like to test it, but I don't know (manuals give only information about installing Wordfast in Windows) how to install it.
If anybody has done it already, it would be grat to get information about it.

Thanks


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
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Try Wordfast group Oct 29, 2003

Hi,

you could try to post your question to the Wordfast group.

Go to this link:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wordfast/

Kind regards,

Sonja


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Ivan Eikås Skjøstad  Identity Verified
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HOW TO Oct 29, 2003

In Proz' HOW TO

Marc Prior wrote this:

At the time of writing, you have a number of choices, but they fall into two categories: standalone applications running on Java, and plug-in applications for use with Microsoft Word. For the former, you will need the Java Runtime Environment (see below under "Interpreters") in addition to the application concerned. For the latter, you will need Microsoft Word (or Office), version '97, 2000 or XP, and also Crossover Office (see below) in order to be able to run MS Word/Office on Linux.

Java applications:
- OmegaT. Free, but not (as yet) included in any distribution. Has a small but growing user base, mainly among Windows and Mac users but also including some Linux users.
- Araya and Frankenstein. Inexpensive (around $100) commercial applications with demonstration versions available for download. At the time of writing, I have yet to find any translators using either of these.

MS Word plug-ins:
- Wordfast, Wordfisher, Sprint. A great many translators use Wordfast, and growing numbers are now using it on Linux in conjunction with Crossover Office.

Maybe it helps. You can go here to read more:
http://www.proz.com/howto/12


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Daniela Di Candia
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Wordfast + MS Word under Linux Oct 30, 2003

Hi,

my problem was not really the use of Linux, but more how I can use Wordfast with CrossOver Office.
I'll ask Wordfast-users.

Thanks for Your answers.


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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Wordfast on Crossover Office (Linux) Oct 30, 2003

Hi Daniela,

Installing Wordfast on Linux/Crossover Office is the same as on Windows. Simply find the directory containing the MS Word templates, and copy the file wordfast.dot into that directory.

The location of that directory depends of course upon where you installed Crossover and MS Office, but it will be something like:

../cxoffice/support/dotwine/fake_windows/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Templates

After that, use Wordfast as you would on Windows. You will probably have to set up key bindings for the various keyboard shortcuts; these vary from one Linux distribution to another.

Marc


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Daniela Di Candia
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THANKS Oct 30, 2003

Thanks a lot Marc, this is the information I needed !!!



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Daniela Di Candia
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I tried it and it failed Oct 30, 2003

So, I copied the wordfast.dot in the Start Up folder of Word and I started it.
THen I tried to create a new TM. After I selected the source and the target language, I got a Visual Basic error message: Run Time Error ... a long number (typical of MS error messages ) and Automatisierungsfehler (I don't know how it is called in English, but I saw You also speak German.
THen Word crushed down. So I had to kill it and to kill the wineserver to get it restarted.
While restarting Word, I am asked to convert the file wordfast in Unicode or ISo or West European language.
I do not think I did something wrong, but I don't know why it doesn't work. Is it a Unicode problem?

Hope you can help
Bye Daniela


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Daniela Di Candia
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I tried it again and it works :) Oct 31, 2003

I got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I tried to find in the users' guide a hint that could help me and I
found it in the "Fehlererhebung" (error elimination?).

Now I'll tell you how I got it:

I activated the Visual Basic Editor window (Alt+F11) and I checked if
all Objects needed were present and I found out that one was missing:
Microsoft Forms 2 Object Library.
So I added it and I saved the new configuration in normal.dot
Then I followed another hint: I set the Macro security to a low level
(in Word).
Then I copied the wordfast.dot in the Startup folder of Word and I tried
the setup of Wordfast.ini, that is the creation of a new TM and.....it
worked.


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